Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by Kravet and designer/entertaining guru Scot Meacham Wood……
Scot and his merry band of “party elves” discussed the elements involved in throwing a fantastic holiday party. It was literally an hour and a half filled with laughter, demos and audience questions.
First and more foremost, Scot seriously has to be one of the nicest designers…heck people, I have met in the SF design community. You would have never guessed that we had only spoken via Twitter from the way he greeted me upon arrival. That part was especially nice since I was attending the event alone and didn’t know a single soul there aside from Scot. He may not have realized it, but his simple act of greeting me and introducing me to his colleagues eased my anxieties and put me in the perfect mental space to enjoy the rest of the evening.
Ever the designer, Scot created three vignettes around the Kravet showroom depicting an upcoming holiday; Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Pulling from design showrooms, retail stores and his personal collection, Scot created three beautiful tables that inspired me…..
New Year’s Day
The New Year’s Day table setting was my favorite. I am still gagging over those lime green silk chairs and the Hermes place settings. Yup peeps, those pretty chinoiserie dishes are Hermes and don’t think that for one minute, I wasn’t trying to scope out how to stuff them under my sweater and walk out. They were that beautiful!
Aside from tablescape inspiration, the one thing I did take away from the night is that I try too damn hard with my parties. Scot was very upfront that he uses assistance when throwing parties – heck he had the folks who he hires do presentations! So with that said, my next big party is going to see a few changes in particular the inclusion of either a bartender or some catered dishes. But either way, I plan on enjoying my holiday fetes that much more thanks to some needed guidance from Scot Meacham Wood.
Speaking of holiday entertaining, do you need a kick-ass holiday dress? Do you want it for free? If the answer is yes, then you need to enter my give away from Shabby Apple to get a free holiday party dress!